Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir [1st version] BWV 130.1; BWV 130; BC A 179a/b GND

Michaelmas/Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 91
Epistel: Offenbarung 12, 7-12
Gospel: Matthäus 18, 1-11
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, Fl trav, 3 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
First performance on September 29, 1724; subsequent performance around 1735 (autograph supplement sheets: handwriting styles and watermark) with changes in instrumentation in movement 3 (Violin I/II and Viola instead of Trumpet I–III); possibly after the death of the town piper G. Reiche (October 6, 1734). Three movements of this version were incorporated into the Pasticcio version, see BWV 130.2.
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 130/6 (o.I.) ChS
has arrangement in BWV 130.2
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130.1 (Netherlands Bach Society)

P. Eber (around 1555, after Dicimus grates tibi by P. Melanchthon, 1539), stanzas 1, 11–12 kept literally (movement 1 and 6), stanzas 2–10 (movement 2–5) reworked (author unknown). First print: Leipzig 1724 III, page [13]
Link to lyrics
Original lyrics
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck]

Original sources
[Kantate BWV 130: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir (1./2. Fassung)] Originalstimmensatz/original parts [Part(s)]
[Kantate BWV 130: Originalstimme Basso continuo (transp.)] [Part(s)]
A-Wgm A 92 [= Violine II, Ergänzung] [Part(s)]
B-Bapr Papiers Reine Elisabeth No. 161 [= Clarino II] [Part(s)]
CH-CObodmer Ms.11625 [= Viola, Ergänzung] [Part(s)]
D-B 55 MS 209 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 895 [= Tenor, Fragment] [Part(s)]
D-B N.Mus.ms. 474 [= Basso continuo (transp.), Fragment c] [Part(s)]
D-Cv A.V,1109,(1),3 [= Clarino III] [Part(s)]
D-Eib A. A. 4 [= Basso continuo] [Part(s)]
D-F Mus Hs 1537 [= Basso continuo (transp.), Fragment b] [Part(s)]
GB-Lbl Add. MS. 41629, Faszikel 2 [= Oboe I] [Part(s)]
GB-Lbl Zweig MS. 2 [= Viola] [Part(s)]
Privatbesitz D. Ogilvy (GB-Pencaitland), BWV 130 [= Soprano] [Part(s)]
Privatbesitz Mme. Gouin (F-Paris), BWV 130 [= Clarino I] [Part(s)]
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Unbekannter Privatbesitz, BWV 130 (1) [= Timpani] [Part(s)]
Unbekannter Privatbesitz, BWV 130 (2) [= Violine I, 1724] [Part(s)]
Unbekannter Privatbesitz, BWV 130 (3) [= Violine I, Ergänzung] [Part(s)]
Unbekannter Privatbesitz (A), BWV 130 (4) [= Violine II, 1724] [Part(s)]
US-CAh bMS Eng 870 (35a) [= Alto] [Part(s)]
US-PRscheide BWV 130 [= Oboe II, III] [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 130, Originalstimme (Basso continuo (transp.), Fragment a) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 130, Originalstimme (Flauto traverso) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 130, Originalstimmen (Dubletten) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 130, Sammlung Pleyel [= Basso] [Part(s)]
Additional sources
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 4 [Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XV, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 453, Faszikel 4 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5912, Faszikel 2 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5912 [Konvolut] [Score]
RUS-KAu Mus. ms. Gotthold 23040 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 16 [?] oder 130, H. G. Nägeli [unknown]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 130, Partitur [Score]


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